RESPECTING, PROMOTING AND PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS
GIZ supports its clients, commissioning parties and partners in promoting and realising human rights. It is also committed to respecting and protecting human rights within the company itself. To this end, GIZ’s human rights grievance mechanism was further developed in 2016 in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the human rights risk assessment was made more specific as part of the Safeguards+Gender Management system.
Information about any negative impacts of GIZ’s actions on human rights can be sent to the independent integrity officer at the Compliance and Integrity Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org All complaints are dealt with immediately and confidentially, drawing on internal and external expertise as required. No complaints were received in 2016.